darrylcauldwell.com On a journey around the datacenter and public cloud.

Advanced vSphere 5.x Storage - Masking, Multipathing & Filtering

The relationship between a vSphere ESXi host and its shared storage is very important for the solution to work effectively. The storage architecture within vSphere is extensible and this extensibility is known as the Pluggable Storage Architecture often abbreviated to PSA.

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Configuring Project Hanlon On CentOS 6.5

Since the company I work for CSC got a new CEO then CTO its changed direction and the latest change has been to full participate with the Open Source community.  With this news shortly followed an updated version of a tool our new CTO Dan worked on at EMC with Nick Weaver it was formerly called Razor and the new release is Hanlon.

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VMware Visio Stencils

When writing a VMware design just writing can be dry and simple messages get hard to convey that is why its always nice to add diagrams.  Unfortunately VMware don’t seem to prepare any Visio stencils,  but luckily Maish Saidel-Keesing has created some from the official VMware Powerpoint library icons and diagrams.

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Microsoft WSUS No Internet Connectivity

On our team4tech.org project in rural Tanzania we are planning to use Windows 7 and 8 devices running MS Office. While we plan to include all current patches within the image we’re deploying these we discussed ongoing supportability and patching. The challenge being that there is no internet connection within each school.

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HP C7000 Interconnect Bay Mapping

Here I address the most common query people have when using HP C7000 chassis, namely how do the bay mappings work.

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